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Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

Perfectly tender and Juicy Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs soaked in a flavor packed marinade and pan seared to perfection!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 6


  • 6 Chicken Thighs, Skin on
  • ½ Cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
  • 4 Cloves, Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • ¼ Cup Lime Juice
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder, as needed
  • 2 Teaspoons Chili Powder, as needed
  • 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder, as needed
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika, as needed
  • Teaspoon Kosher Salt, as needed
  • 1 Teaspoon Black pepper, as needed
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Teaspoons Cumin, as needed


  • In a large bowl, combine the cilantro, minced garlic, 3 tablespoons canola oil, lime juice, honey, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Add the Chicken Thighs to a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, and pour in the cilantro mixture. Marinate for a minimum of 2 hours to overnight.
  • Heat a large Cast Iron grill pan or skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter and the remaining 1 tablespoon of canola oil.
  • In batches, add the chicken to the grill pan skin side down and cook for about 4-5 minutes then flip and cook on the other side for about 4-5 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should be 165°F. Enjoy!